[tlhIngan Hol] ngIq and numbers

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 05:30:28 PST 2018


Felix Malmenbeck:
> «loS mIwHommey'e' ngIq SIQlu'.»
> "As for the four subprocesses, they're endured one by one."

I like this so much ! It is absolutely beautiful !

~ nI'ghma

On Jan 6, 2018 03:01, "ghunchu'wI' 'utlh" <qunchuy at alcaco.net> wrote:

> On Jan 5, 2018, at 3:27 PM, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I was wondering whether we could say:
> >
> > {loS ngIq mIw luSIQlu'}
> > four individual processes someone endured
>
> That doesn’t feel right to me. There is a conflict between the singular
> nature of {ngIq} and trying to talk about more than one of it. Such
> semantic tension might be okay in poetry. I would suggest avoiding it
> anywhere else.
>
> It seems similar to counting things that are inherently plural — maybe
> it’s possible, but I don’t remember ever seeing an example of how to do it.
>
> -- ghunchu'wI'
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